Applied Math in Action: May 2018 Outreach

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ESAM graduate students conducted an outreach event on May 9 at Westinghouse College Prep High School in Chicago. The event was part of our continuing relationship with the Schuler Foundation to enrich the math education of promising high school students by exposing them to applications of mathematics under the auspices of the department's Applied Math in Action (AMIA) program. Schuler Scholars participating in the event included students from Richard T. Crane Preparatory High School and Lindblom Math and Science Academy in addition to Westinghouse College Prep. Graduate ESAM students gave presentations on (i) matching algorithms (presented as a job search algorithm matching applicants and prospective employers) and (ii) the role of the base in expressing numbers (presented as a card trick). The event was organized by Outreach Coordinator Brita Schneiders and involved ESAM students Andre Archer, David Miller and Angelia Wang.